October 1 - November 4, 2016
Motley Precious Planets presents new photographic works by Becky Flanders created using handbuilt kaleidoscopes.
Becky Flanders is an artist and entrepreneur based in Tampa, FL. Born in the Washington D.C. area in 1980, she migrated to Florida in 2006, subsequently receiving her MFA from USF. Like many other things that come to Florida, her intentions were never to stay, but once here, she found she had taken root and was no longer able to move. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her omnivorous interests include photography, floridiana, embodied existence, contemporary manifestations of the mythic image, the sublime and the abject, deep time, and the relationship between subjects and states, between individuals and systems of power and thought. Other projects include but are not limited to: the Mermaid Tavern and an as yet (or perhaps forever) un-named Seminole Heights studio and gallery complex currently in process. She is also a founding member of Fountain of Pythons, a photography collective of Tampa-based artists and diaspora.
The exhibition is sponsored in part by The Gobioff Foundation, The Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation, and the Mermaid Tavern.
October 4, 2016: Art critic Caitlan Albritton of Creative Loafing Tampa reviews the current exhibition: Motley Precious Planets.